Russian Cabbage Salad — Vitaminniy

This is a simple and common Russian salad, named Vitaminniy. It is mostly similar to coleslaw, but in cabbage-and-carrots mix we added other vegetables and fresh cranberries. Dressing for this salad based on sunflower oil, vinegar, salt and sugar or sour cream.

Russian Cabbage Salad — Vitaminniy

1 lb. (1/2 head) cabbage
1 medium carrot
1 medium cucumber
1/2 red sweet pepper
1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
sour apple, red or green onion – optional

3 tbsp. sunflower oil
Salt to taste, about 1 tsp.
1/2 tsp. sugar
1-2 tsp. vinegar (plane or apple cider)

Using a long sharp knife or mandolin slicer, shred cabbage, carrot, cucumber and sweet pepper very thin. Combine cabbage and salt in a bowl, press out moisture with your hands. Add carrot, cucumber, pepper and cranberries. Mix sunflower oil, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Toss to combine with vegetables. Let sit for about 20 minute.

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